Why the World’s Best Mathematicians Are Hoarding Chalk

Why the World’s Best Mathematicians Are Hoarding Chalk

Once upon a time, not long ago, the math world fell in love … with a chalk. But not just any chalk! This was Hagoromo: a Japanese brand so smooth, so perfect that some wondered if it was made from the tears of angels. Pencils down, please, as we tell the tale of a writing implement so irreplaceable, professors stockpiled it.

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60 Responses

  1. Rajat Nayak says:

    Chalks needed for 10 to 15 years are calculated. ..

    By the hagoromo chalk

  2. roflpwnize says:

    -chalk goes missing-

    Math Professor calls 911: SoMeOnE StoLe mY hAgOROm0

  3. William Koh says:

    Growing up I had a keen interest in using chalk. It was something like an odd satisfaction. And I thought I was the only one so I kept quiet about it.

    Then I see this video….. I could watch 10 of these a day.

  4. Liron Lau says:

    Youtube: Want to see a mathematician hoarding chalk?

  5. Roden Villegas says:

    I was like… Why the heck Youtube is recommending me this video about chalk.

    3mins later. Damn… that was fascinating thing to know.

    • Nadeem Shaikh says:

      Damn! You just watched a 3 minutes and 32 seconds ad and felt good about it.

    • A Fuzzy Creature says:

      I just assumed i got it because of all the numberphile and blackpen redpen stuff i’ve been digesting

  6. Chinmay Moondra says:

    1999: students trading with drugs.
    Today: teachers trading with chalks.

  7. Rheo Milvus says:

    Listening to the professors about their chalk hoards is the best thing ever

  8. The Sophisticated Tarzan says:

    Hagaromo Chalk is running out of business

    Chemistry Scholars: Hold my conical flask

  9. Shay says:

    Hagoromo. The god of the shinobi world, and member of the otsotsuki clan.

  10. I love Dale Cooper says:

    I’m kind of sad that blackboards are being replaced by whiteboards, because I really loved the sound of writing on a blackboard.

    • Amir-ite ? says:

      I don’t mind the sound of blackboards, but when my nails accidentally(or purposely) scratch on them… *shudders*

      It’s the same feeling I get when I scratch cardboxes and papers. Not pleasant.


      Apparently, even seeing pictures of fingernails on blackboards gives me the shiver. Doing the Maths, I’d say it almost equals to me saying “banish blackboards to the deepest abyss in the worls”.

    • The Goodly Dragon says:

      I hate the sound and feel of chalk. Whiteboards are better.

    • I love Dale Cooper says:

      The Goodly Dragon but also, throwing away markers that doesnt work anymore is not very eco friendly.

    • you snort iFart says:

      I hate the feeling when i make a crease on a paper. Yuck
      Edit: whilst using my nails that is a bit touching my fingers

  11. Joanne Joey says:

    I love the feeling of writing on the blackboard with good chalk, now I really want to try Hagoromo chalk!

  12. Dan Customer says:

    Investigation launched today in Japan, Hagoromo chalk was found to have a 20% formula of cocaine ! Math professors in rehab !

  13. Franz Franz says:

    Teacher: Going back to the classroom.
    Me: Playing 1 of his hagoromo chalk.


  14. Divya Nair says:

    This makes me want to do math.

    And buy a box of chalks…

  15. Thong Wen Sheng says:

    I’m just waiting for the day I see a bunch of maths professor buying chalks from outsiders behind the school like some sort of drug deal

  16. Phoenix King says:

    No one:

    Literally no one:

    J.K Rowling: Mathematicians have a very intense sexual relationship with chalk

  17. Aidene ___ says:

    Millionaires: puts money/gold in their safe boxes

    Mathematicians/Teachers: puts HAGAROMO chalks in a safe box inside another safe box that’s also inside another safe box.

  18. Great Big Story says:

    Want to chalk out and rock out with the best of them? Buy your very own Hagaromo box set right here: http://bit.ly/2DLmmjn

    • M says:

      LMAO why did dude say you can only get it from Japan and you need a Japanese person to bring it back for you.

    • Anonymous Anomaly says:

      This explains some of the pitfalls of my life. I knew something was off. I’ve never used this chalk even one time. I’ve been robbed.

    • Karl Miller says:

      Great Big Story we really are all Mad scientists ?

    • TechMage PlaysMC says:

      +M did u even watch the whole vid? A new company bought their formulas and makes it as close as possible

    • Nadeem Shaikh says:

      +TechMage PlaysMC Dude, it’s just an ad and most probably they just made all this up.

  19. Garrett Thompson says:

    I’m a math major and finally thought YouTube recommended something specific to me. Figures it’s just a randomly popular video shown to everyone.

  20. Zyrex says:

    Teacher : Hey come up to do this Subtraction
    Student *Uses Hagaromo Chalk and does wrong answer*
    Teacher : *whispers to other students* genuis…

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